Antique English Sterling Silver Miniature Frame, Faux Shell Backing, c.1886, BirminghamAntique English Sterling Silver Miniature Frame, Faux Shell Backing, c.1886, BirminghamAntique English Sterling Silver Miniature Frame, Faux Shell Backing, c.1886, BirminghamAntique English Sterling Silver Miniature Frame, Faux Shell Backing, c.1886, BirminghamAntique English Sterling Silver Miniature Frame, Faux Shell Backing, c.1886, Birmingham

This is just a little sweet old English sterling silver gem frame I found, needs a glass, backing and hanging loop, but I was fascinated by it and here it is. The photos show me I didn't do much of a job polishing the silver. But it's here for you if you'd like it as a little project. The silver marks tell us it was made in 1896, and in Birmingham. That isn't tortoise shell, though it has a look of it. It is, I guess, some early faux. Has burn smell of celluloid (needle tip test) but it would be lovely with your collection.

Good condition for age and type, such as it is. It needs a little TLC, and a glass and a backing, or to be mounted within another frame, perhaps. Selling it as it is. Slight bend to push back. Need some silver polish. Will be fabulous when you play with it and make it so. The frame is 3 1/3" tall, 2 1/2" wide. Aperture is 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" oval. Also noted on the photos.

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ITEM ID
518ssfrm
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Picture Frames
ORIGIN
England • English
COLOR
Silver

Antique English Sterling Silver Miniature Frame, Faux Shell Backing, c.1886, Birmingham

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